Classic Hamburger
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • 1 pound ground lean (7% fat) beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • About 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns (4 in. wide), split
  • About 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • About 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
  • 1 firm-ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 thin slices red onion
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a bowl, mix ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide.
  2. Cook burger in skillet or lay burger on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside (cut to test), 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill.
  3. Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
classic and better because you made it